Keeping taxes low is an existential position for the modern Republican Party. It is one of the last issue appeals it has that registers with voters.
And yet, they are allowing the Democrat-Media industrial complex to negotiate themselves into surrendering it. If they do so, why would anyone vote for a Republican ever again?
63% of voters said taxes "shouldn't be raised to help cut the deficit." Romney won these voters by 24 points, 61-37.
Over a third of voters, 35%, said income tax rates should not be increased for any taxpayers, even the "wealthy." Romney won these voters by 52 points, 75-23.
Taxes were the third "biggest challenge" facing voters. Romney won this group by 34 points, 66-32.
And here's the Fiscal Cliff Quote of the Day, from that same link:
"You simply cannot control government spending by giving it more revenue."